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Hi, I'm Thomas and I live on Vancouver Island in Canada. I moved here recently from the Northwest Territories to live with my older Brother and family. I've been practicing photography for over nine years but during the last four years I haven't done it a whole lot. I'm just now getting back into it but I have high hopes for this new landscape I'm in and I hope to keep on getting better!

I also love to write, draw and paint. I'm not that good at them, yet. I'm working on a Fallout Fan-Fiction that I'm excited to do...It needs a lot of work! One day I will start posting that sort of stuff too ^.^

It's okay if you can't pronounce my last name. It's a Greek surname.
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Hey All

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 17, 2014, 6:32 PM
Things-Not-Seen l Facebook l Gallery l dA Portfolio l Watch Me l Note Me l Journal Skins: How-To

WHAT. 
THIS LAYOUT. 
I CANT EVEN.


Hello beautiful people.

So, life is turbulent sometimes. Shit happens. Death, addiction. I've unfortunately had to live with both. It may be a bad idea to detail these kinds of things considering this is the internet. Could even lose fans or friends. Even if that's the case, I will anyway because it's the truth. 

The past eight years has been really rough at times for me. In Dec 2006 my Dad took his life. I feel like I prevailed though. I've grown a lot since I lost him because I had no choice, it was either that or lay down and die. That's not all. For a while - and mainly between the end of last January till September, I was addicted to cocaine. I almost can't believe I'm sharing that so publicly but as I said...It's the truth and that's what matters.

I was in pretty deep. Being stuck in a small northern town did not help that process. Sometime last spring, I told my Mom what was going on. Her reaction surprised me...She was scared but what she told me I won't ever forget. Without her, my siblings, my friends and their incredible support, I believe I would be well and truly fucked. 

I was on vacation in September, visiting my older brother and sister, my two siblings in law and five nieces and nephews in Courtenay on Vancouver Island. Before the topic of me moving in even came up,  I was sold to this place. I really, really did not want to go back north. For so many reasons. I felt too much guilt about leaving my job up there on short notice to stay, that is until my manager told me that I did not owe the company anything and that I should do what is best for myself. No lies, I started crying. My Brother, Sister and I talked about it for a while, they fed me some of their life experience as they are 6 and 9 years older than me.

I quit my job and stayed. Vancouver island, for someone like me who has spent over a decade in Canada's north, is glorious. Mountains, ocean, rainforests...All within a half hour drive? I have some of my family here which pretty much makes the deal, so I'm really lucky. I've been drawing, writing and doing photography again. You know I'm doing well when I'm DRAWING. I haven't had any drugs in over a month and I haven't wanted any. I try to keep in mind relapse is always a risk and it's going good this time. My body and my emotions have responded so well. My head feels so clear and my strength is back. So.. I will be staying in BC for the foreseeable future. 


It was a good move to stay with my older brother, Jay. He's amazing and so are his wife and kids. I can't wait to start uploading some new stuff from this GORGEOUS place. Wish me luck.

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Pieces that I have made available on dA as prints and other products. If you would like any of my work to be available here that isn't up yet simply request the print and I should have it up within 24 hours. Enjoy!

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Andaelentari Featured By Owner 21 hours ago  Professional Digital Artist
weeee and watching :la: :la:
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Andaelentari Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for faving! :hug:
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FruitnCreme Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Digital Artist
A profile picture face created with Japanese hiragana.

Very creative. :)
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Detdre Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
You have some absolutely gorgeous work! Keep it up!
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Noirerora Featured By Owner 6 days ago   Photographer
Oh thank you so much! I like your photos too :aww:
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dandy-cARTastrophe Featured By Owner Edited Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh my!!!!!! :wow: :jawdrop: What the---holy sugar!!!! I only just noticed the points you gave me!!!!!! Are you outta your mind???? :squee: Oh my gosh, you made my day, I can't believe it, I can't even begin to describe how awesome this is!!!!!! Merlin's pants, that was a pleasant surprise, really. Thank you so so fox-jumping mindblowing hearttouching MUCH!!!!!! :happybounce: :woohoo: :hooray: :party: YAY, premium membership for me!! :dance: That is, as soon as I have convinced myself that this ain't a dream!!!! I can't even---- oh my, whaaaaaaaat is going on? Really. Thank you. :heart: 
(please don't call an ambulance - I am fine...just not able to use proper syntax and vocabulary for a while ---control room needs cheese)
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sandpiper764 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
Thanks kindly for the watch, much appreciated! :iconbummiesplz:
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Sharquelle Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much for the watch, it means a lot! Squish Hug
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girlink Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Happy belated Bday :whisper:


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dandy-cARTastrophe Featured By Owner Edited Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Greatest birthday hug ever: :tighthug: All the Best!!!!!! :tighthug: :cake: :rose: :cake:
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Justin-forever Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday!!!!!!
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Sharquelle Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Party Happy birthday! Fun cake 
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014   General Artist
Happy Birthday mate!
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Doc-Skitz Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday!
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irrationalrationale Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
Happy Birthday!
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TheAppleScientist Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
Happy Birthday Thomas! :aww: :rose:
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! :cake: :party:
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foreverbluejeans Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
:iconflyingheartsplz::iconflyingheartsplz:Birthday-Cake by KmyGraphic:iconflyingheartsplz::iconflyingheartsplz:

Wishing you a Happy Birthday~!  I hope you have a great one! Heart
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AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome to

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Hope you enjoy the group! :dummy:


Also be sure to stop by the  group chat to meet other photographers, share your art and get tips and critiques!  

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blackWidowchick97 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the fav!  I appreciate it :)
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dandy-cARTastrophe Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey ya. Hope everything's going well, comparatively. Don't feel pressured, kay? Was just thinking of you. Big hug! :hug:
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Iadhara Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
sorry for the spam, you're pictures are magnificent!
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lerblob Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I just wanted to tell you how much I love your photography. It makes me feel at peace and wonderfully portrays nature's beauty. I especially love your celestial pictures. ^0^ Keep up the amazing work! ^^
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dandy-cARTastrophe Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD, my friend! :heart: :hug: Let's celebrate! :boogie: :la:
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OniBee Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
Your gallery is fantastic! Keep up the amazing job for us! :D <3
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